Doug Skelton of Skelton Law is a criminal defense attorney based in Napa. Doug built his own practice after starting his legal career with the Napa County Public Defender’s Office after graduating from law school. After gaining invaluable experience as a deputy public defender, Doug dreamed of using those skills to build his own law practice. Recognizing the need for an effective and energetic young defense attorney in the community, the plan to create Skelton Law had sprung.
The philosophy of Skelton Law is simple: to provide high quality, effective legal representation– even at a distance — at costs clients can afford. With honesty and accessibility as its cornerstone, our goal is to provide a refreshing alternative to the stereotypical, out-of-touch criminal defense lawyer. Using the latest software and technology, we strive to keep our practice ahead of the curve. Having an established credibility and reputation in the community, Doug gets results—either by working out a great resolution to your case or taking it to jury trial. Doug takes pride in putting clients at ease and counseling them every step of the way.
Doug and his wife live in the Napa Valley where they read books, ride bikes, swim, and try (unsuccessfully) to tire out their yellow Labrador. Doug is a rabid fan of the San Francisco Giants and still awaits Manager Bruce Bochy’s call every year on draft day.
University of San Francisco School of Law
University of La Verne
Bachelor of Science